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What is the treatment for dark bruises on inner thighs and painful, itchy pimples?

Every night for the past couple months as I get ready for bed and other times throughout the day my back, butt and upper legs become unbearably itchy, spots appear and a red rash. I itch and itch and itch which I know I shouldn't but there's just no relief. I went to the doctor once, a couple weeks ago but the rash and bumps weren't present at the time so all he did was send me for allergy tests.
I don't know if it's related or not but around the same time I started getting dark bruises on my inner thighs and occasionally pimple like bumps that are very painful and pop.
I'm itchy and need relief, help?
Tue, 11 Feb 2014
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Hi. Thanks for posting your concern at HCM

I would keep a possibility of scabies, considering that the itch is nocturnal (more at night) and the sites involved i.e thighs, butts and back are suggestive of scabies.

If i was your treating doctor i would have advised you a single whole body application of 5% permethrin from neck downwards, after a scrub bath.

An OTC antihistamine e.g cetrizine once daily would help in symptomatic relief of itching.

All clothes, bed-sheet, pillow covers, towels, handkerchiefs etc should be washed the following day so as to disinfect them.

take care
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